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Eclipse visible in Kolkata – May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse

The animation shows approximately what the eclipse looks like from the night side of earth.

This total lunar eclipse is fully visible in Kolkata.

The total lunar eclipse is sometimes called a blood moon, as the moon turns red.

More about the May 3, 1939 — Total Lunar Eclipse

Local times for eclipse in Kolkata on Wednesday, May 3, 1939

Click on the Sun/Moon symbol in the “Looks like” column to see what the eclipse looks like during the different phases of the event.

EventTime in KolkataDirectionAltitudeLooks likeComments
Penumbral Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 6:19 PM106°East-southeast0.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra start touching the Moon's face.
Since the Moon is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point or finding an unobstructed area with free sight to East-southeast for the best view of the eclipse.
Partial Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 7:21 PM113°East-southeast12.9° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse starts - moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse beginsMay 3 at 8:34 PM123°East-southeast27.2° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse starts - completely red moon.
Maximum EclipseMay 3 at 9:04 PM128°Southeast32.6° Eclipse as seen from earthMoon is closest to the center of the shadow.
Total Eclipse endsMay 3 at 9:34 PM134°Southeast37.6° Eclipse as seen from earthTotal moon eclipse ends.
Partial Eclipse endsMay 3 at 10:46 PM153°South-southeast47.4° Eclipse as seen from earthPartial moon eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse endsMay 3 at 11:49 PM175°South51.2° Eclipse as seen from earthThe Earth's penumbra ends.

Some of the eclipse is very close to the horizon.

Times are local for Kolkata ( - (null)).

Other eclipses visible in Kolkata

Dates (Click link for path info)EclipseType at maxVisibility in KolkataLooks like in KolkataPath of the eclipse
Jan 30 / Jan 31, 1934LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 26, 1934LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 19 / Jan 20, 1935LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jan 8 / Jan 9, 1936LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 4 / Jul 5, 1936LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Nov 8, 1938LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
May 3, 1939LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 24, 1940LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 13, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 5 / Sep 6, 1941LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Sep 21, 1941SolarTotalPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Mar 3, 1942LunarTotalTotalEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 15 / Aug 16, 1943LunarPartialPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Jul 20, 1944SolarAnnularPartialEclipse as seen from earth
Aug 4, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth
Dec 29, 1944LunarPenumbralPenumbralEclipse as seen from earth

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